U-matic, Betacam and other Studio Formats to Digital Files

Studio Tapes, U-matic and Betacam to Digital Transfer Services

If you are looking to convert your old studio footage, video project, or business commercials to digital files to integrate into your modern workflow – Two Squares is where your tapes need to go. And we are definitely not going to charge you studio time rates to complete the job. We offer high grade conversion services in our local Minneapolis, MN shop and welcome anyone with the need that is not local to ship your video tapes to us for superior transfer and restoration results. Keep what you need functional and at your fingertips with the help from our digitizing services.

Why Convert Your Studio Tapes, U-Matic and Betacam Tapes to Digital Files or DVD?

The evolution of studio video tapes is even more complex than the consumer grade tape video tapes. From 2 inch quad (quadruplex video tape) that was introduced in the 1950s to 1” Type C open reel helical scan video tape that became the standard in the 1970s to the many different types of SD and HD digital tape formats some of which are still used today, these video tape recorders/players are very large and heavy and many times difficult to find in working order.

Supported Professional Studio-Grade Tape Formats

3/4” U-matic and the various forms of Betacam are the most common items that we see at Two Squares. However, below is shown a list of all the studio tape formats currently offered for conversion:

  • Betacam (S and L size tapes, NTSC and PAL)
  • Betacam SP (S and L size tapes, NTSC and PAL)
  • Betacam SX (S and L size tapes, NTSC and PAL)
  • Digital Betacam/DigiBeta (S and L size tapes, NTSC and PAL)
  • MPEG IMX (S and L size tapes, NTSC and PAL)
  • 3/4″ U-Matic (NTSC)
  • DVCam (NTSC)
  • DVCPro (NTSC)
  • EIAJ-1 Helical Scan Open Reel to Reel Video Tape (please call)

If your particular tape format is not listed, please contact Two Squares to see if it has been added or will be soon.


Pricing for Studio Tape and Betacam to Digital Conversions

  • Save 20% on new orders until 6/24!

    $35 $28/tape for Studio Tapes (Betacam, U-matic, DVCAM) converted to AVI/MPEG/etc and copy to your hard drive

    Optional: to put your video files on DVD, add:

    $10 per DVD – DVDs hold up to 2 hours of video

No setup charge | Flat price not dependent on tape length | Tape baking/rejuvenation included | Time base correction included | Scene menus on DVD included

Questions About Pricing?